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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Veteran Farmer Feature: Clint Kelly (Preston County, WV)

As America's veterans transition to civilian life, many pursue careers in agriculture. Clint Kelly is a combat veteran of the U.S. Army who now owns and operates a farm alongside his wife, Julia, in...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Young Farmer Feature: Dereck Price (Barbour County, WV)

Dereck Price, 30, has known that he wanted to farm since high school. He grew up helping his dad on their cow/calf operation and became more involved over the years. “Every time I got off the bus, the...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Strong Roots & Strong Bonds Energize Young Dairymen

June is National Dairy Month and to celebrate this important facet of agriculture within our footprint, we are highlighting two young dairymen. Isaac Hammock and Ben Smith grew up on family-owned...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Top Five Strategies for a Young or Beginning Farmer

The average US farmer is 57 years old (USDA 2017). In fact, young producers (those under 35) make up less than 10% of producers while beginning farmers (those with 10 years or less of experience) make...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Young Farmer Feature: Holly Coffman (Rockingham County, VA)

A Family Legacy Growing up on her family’s poultry farm, farming was always a way of life for Holly Coffman. Years later, Holly and her husband Sam built two poultry houses and started their own...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Camden Reedy & Jake King Leverage Youth Ag Loan for Profitable Projects

Farm Credit of the Virginias is a proud supporter of 4-H and FFA programs, as well as all youth who desire to learn more about agriculture. Did you know that Farm Credit provides active youth with a...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Young Farmer Luke Gingerich Gets His Start with FarmLaunch

Early each morning, you can find 20 year-old Luke Gingerich leaving his apartment, climbing into his truck and pulling out of the driveway with a Gingerich Construction trailer behind him. Luke is the...
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Ag & Culture Video Series

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

CW's Corn Maze (Pocahontas County, WV)

CW’s Corn Maze is a family-friendly agritourism offering located off the Greenbrier River in Cass, WV. Visitors can journey through a 10-acre corn maze, ride the barrel train, roll in the culvert, pet...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

The Spirit of Italy Comes to Stay in Virginia at Ecco Adesso Vineyards

Walking the rolling hills and watching workers in distant vineyards, visitors to Ecco Adesso Vineyards private villa rentals could be forgiven for thinking they were in Tuscany. Owners Michael and...
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Farm Management Resources

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

You Cannot Change What You Do Not Measure! Top Ten Tips In Agribusiness Analysis For A Sustainable Future In Farming

For most agribusiness operators, producing and/or processing products are almost second nature, but your success will also depend on great business management skills, not just being able to produce a...
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